NEW YORK – Today, thousands of voters in New York City — who persisted through a historic and unprecedented election — will take to the streets for a day of celebration beginning at 1pm ET at Columbus Circle.
Organized by the Center for Popular Democracy Action and New York Communities for Change, New York Voters will gather together to stand up for the values that underpin American democracy: counting every vote, the peaceful transition of power and putting power in the hands of the people where it belongs. Today’s gathering is part of a national #VotersDecided day of celebration, with grassroots organizations, activists and voters gathering across the country to celebrate the democratic process and show the power of creating a government by and for the people. CPD Action and its affiliates have celebrations planned in 70+ cities (in both battleground states and Democratic strongholds), including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, DC, Georgia and more.
“The votes have been cast and counted, and the people have decided.” said Jennifer Epps-Addison, Network President and Co-Executive Director for Center for Popular Democracy Action. “Black, brown and Latinx people turned out to vote in record numbers because they understand first hand just what is at stake. Today, we celebrate the power of the people, and tomorrow, we will keep fighting for a country that is worthy of all their hopes and labor. This democracy belongs to us — and together, we will build a better future.”
WHAT: Mass rally in New York City to ensure every vote is counted and celebrate the democratic process. RSVP here.
WHO: New York Communities for Change; Center for Popular Democracy Action; Planned Parenthood of Greater New York; Make the Road NY; Citizen Action of New York; New York Immigration Coalition; members of labor unions and community groups including SEIU 32BJ, NY State Nurses Association, SEIU 1199, CWA District 1, VOCAL-NY; the NYC Protect The Results Coalition
WHEN: Today, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1pm ET
WHERE: Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019